Professors Without Borders Think Tank


Dr. Caroline Varin

CEO and Co-founder of Prowibo

Caroline holds a PhD in International Relations and an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, an LLM in International Law from the Universita di Bologna, Italy and a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked as a lecturer, a mentor and a tutor in Europe, the UK, the United States and in Central America. Caroline is passionate about education and finding new ways to stimulate and encourage students.

In addition to pursuing her dreams of making education more accessible to all, Caroline has experience managing projects, organizing conferences and developing communication strategies for a variety of clients and sectors in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. She has also written a number of articles on international security issues and education and has published five books

Prof. Sven Botha

Think Tank Director

Sven is an Assistant lecturer in Politics & International Relations at the University of Johannesburg. He holds a BSc in Political and International Studies from Monash University, a BA Hons in Politics and International Relations and MA in Politics, both awarded with Distinction from the University of Johannesburg.

His areas of academic interest include foreign policy, terrorism, counter-terrorism and early-career development. He has published a wide range of work on international relations and early career development topics. Sven is also a member of the South African Association for Political Studies and the South African Institute of International Affairs.


Research Fellows

Kaustubh Dighe

2020-2021 Research Fellow

Kaustubh is currently pursuing his degree of law at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law. He is passionate about advocating and working towards ensuring each and every person basic human rights, including the right to quality education. He believes that the right to quality education is an inalienable fundamental right of each and every person. He aspires to work at the United Nations for the betterment of not only his country India but also the world at large.